Explosive discovery for police

The Bomb Squad attends the scene. Picture: GARY SISSONS

By Danielle Kutchel

A welfare check in Botanic Ridge led to the discovery of a homemade bomb in the early hours of Wednesday 24 March.

Police were called to an address in Green Mist Crescent, Botanic Ridge at 3.55am to conduct a welfare check.

A 39-year-old Botanic Ridge man was taken to hospital for assessment.

Police located an improvised explosive device at the scene and cordoned off the area.

A safety check was completed by the Bomb Response Unit and the area was deemed safe and reopened.